Waiter! What's this rat doing in my Chardonnay?!

I tried to develop a joint venture with Disney, but they weren’t interested in marketiing wine. But now that Pixar’s #1 hit Ratatuille has been funded by Disney, they seem a bit more open.

Birds do it. Bees… not so much, lately

In 2004 bee populations had declined 50% since 1956, now reports indicate they are 90% below 1956 levels. Because of the important role bees play in pollination, a 2004 National Geographic article posited that bee loss may affect 10% – 30% of our food supply. News which, naturally, makes every wine lover ask – “will the bee shortage affect my wine grapes??!!”…

What do you make of this?

I working today when the doorbell rang. I embarked upon my usual mad dash, sock-encased feet slipping along hardwood floors, sliding to a stop in the approximate area of our door buzzer. It’s important to reach the buzzer before the UPS man grows tired of waiting – the demands of their rounds limit their stockpile of patience. But this buzzer brought a surprise – a young woman bearing a package from Tsar Nicoulai Caviar – a most welcome token of apology from my absent cooking partner in last week’s Chef Challenge…